Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Student Life Pay Grade 39 The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Life. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs, services and resources. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students. The Department: Multicultural Student Life contributes to an inclusive learning environment by enhancing institutional efforts in retaining and graduating students prepared for a diverse global society. We promote the academic success, equality, and leadership development of students through programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth. The Position: Reporting to the Office of Multicultural Student Life/Dean of Students Office, the Coordinator is responsible for large-scale cultural programming for the campus community. This position will work closely with multiple student organizations and coordinate programs and services that positively impact student engagement and success. Responsibilities: The Coordinator will directly advise one of the largest programming boards on campus, the Black Cultural Programming Committee, including assisting students in the planning, production, and assessment of programs, and negotiating contractual offers with agents. In addition, the Coordinator will organize annual conferences and celebrations, and develop initiatives geared towards supporting and expanding programs and services for underrepresented student populations. The Coordinator will serve as a resource for students, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, and assist with Division of Student Life events, programs and committees. The Coordinator will also serve the University of Tennessee on various committees and off campus by participation in professional associations.
Qualifications Required Qualifications: Education: This position requires a Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred (or substantial progress towards the completion of a Master's degree) in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related field. Experience:
One year of direct experience (professional or paraprofessional) working with students in a higher education setting required
Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering large-scale, campus-wide programmatic efforts to students in a collegiate setting
Experience advising student groups and student programming
Demonstrated leadership ability and proven superior work ethic
Ability to work collaboratively with campus and community partners
Dedication to working with underrepresented and marginalized students
Experience with teaching courses and leading and facilitating workshops and trainings Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Significant knowledge of special populations of college students and demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to first generation, underrepresented, and marginalized student populations
Specialized knowledge of issues related to diverse college students and their retention and graduation rates
Commitment to student development and learning outcomes theories, and the translation of those theories to practice
Knowledge of and experience working on broader issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Effective and strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently
Some weekend and evening hours required
Ability to utilize higher education assessment models
Must function well in a fast-paced environment
Able to manage multiple assignments concurrently Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in higher education, student personnel or a related field
Direct experience working with underrepresented and marginalized student populations
Knowledge and understanding of best practices in the field
Ability to utilize relevant technologies in the delivery of student programs Salary: The salary for this position is $40,000 commensurate with experience and other qualifications and is accompanied by a standard university benefits package. Application Process: A review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.